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2607, 2020

Studies You Should Know: Growth Mindset

July 26th, 2020|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , |

In the discipline of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, there is a revolution going on. Critiques of old studies are as part of the replication crisis are becoming common. There are the callouts of pop-psychology often deliberately oversimplifying studies to make sensationalist headlines. New studies are being produced that address the

2002, 2020

Studies You Should Know: Publish Less and Read More

February 20th, 2020|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , |

Phaf, R. H. (2020). Publish less, read more. Theory & Psychology, 30(2), 263-285. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354319898250 Abstract A publication deluge has impeded rather than advanced theory in experimental psychology. Many researchers rely more on null-hypothesis significance testing than literature studies to determine whether results are worthwhile. Four problematic publication practices are symptomatic

2012, 2019

Studies You Should Know: Social Priming

December 20th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , |

Chivers, T. (2019). What's next for psychology's embattled field of social priming. Nature, 576(7786), 200-202. "Three years ago, a team of psychologists challenged 180 students with a spatial puzzle. The students could ask for a hint if they got stuck. But before the test, the researchers introduced some subtle interventions

1210, 2019

Studies You Should Know: Career Success and Luck

October 12th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , , |

Janosov, M., Battiston, F., & Sinatra, R. (2019). Success and luck in creative careers. Physics and Society. arXiv:1909.07956 Lu, D. (2019, September 26). Around half of your chances of career success comes down to sheer luck. New Scientist. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2217628-around-half-of-your-chances-of-career-success-comes-down-to-sheer-luck/ "How much of a person’s career success is the result of

906, 2019

Positive Psychology Interventions Have Limited Impact, and It Is Time to Celebrate

June 9th, 2019|Categories: Psychology|

A recent study published in PLoS ONE conducted a reanalysis of a meta-analysis on Positive Psychology Interventions (PPI’s). A meta-analysis is, in simple terms, a statistical means of combining data from a lot of studies, and is an analysis of analysis. The results of a meta-analysis are often more robust than single studies as they combine data from multiple sources.

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